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IT Lifecycle Management

IT Lifecycle Management

Effective lifecycle management is an essential part of a successful IT management strategy

“Lifecycle” refers to the various stages that IT assets will go through during their lifetime, starting with introduction into your business environment and ending with removal from your environment. 



The different stages of the lifecycle represent important decision points for a business. For example, it is wise to plan on replacing a server before the manufacturer stops providing support for that server. 

Let’s look at how lifecycle impacts our businesses at the beginning, middle, and end of the cycle. 

At the beginning of the lifecycle, and when planning for an upgrade or replacement of existing systems, we need to consider capital expenses, migration from existing systems, training, anticipated growth or flexibility options, just to name a few. 

During the lifecycle, we need to consider everything that will ensure the investment continues to meet the business and operational goals. This includes warranty coverage, support needs, operational costs, as a starting point. 

As we near the end of the lifecycle, we need to start planning the next lifecycle, potentially upgrading, or replacing equipment, data migration paths to the new systems, reviewing decommissioning and disposal options, and the like.  Most importantly, we stay focused on the business needs as well as the technical requirements and details. 

When running a business, effective lifecycle management will help to promote a healthy IT environment. 

Have any questions or concerns with your organization's lifecycle managment?  Make your life easier …….

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